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Heineken has been based in Cork since 1856, this brewery combines a long and proud tradition with the most up to date technology and innovative marketing and is Ireland’s fastest growing brewery. Heineken Ireland aims to make a valuable and sustainable contribution to society and the following business principles reflect their approach to social responsibility in their operations, respect, integrity and passion for quality.

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Established in 1946 in New York City as Charles Ulmer, Inc., UK Sailmakers is one of the oldest groups of sail lofts in the world. Charles “Buster” Ulmer opened the first Ulmer Sails loft and 70 years later UK Sailmakers group has 50 lofts and service centers around the world. Ulmer’s son, Charles “Butch” Ulmer, took over the business in 1968 and he still comes to the office everyday at UK Sailmakers New York. McWilliam sailmakers Ireland – Des McWilliam – came on board to join a group of individual lofts and became owners of the brand This global group of over 50 lofts will grow stronger and attract more lofts all around the world. This is a unique business model in sailmaking that is tying together the individually owned lofts more closely whilst getting global brand exposure.

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North Sails is committed to helping sailors optimize their performance. Our team of highly trained sailing performance analysts will be at many events to provide free, hands-on coaching by offering outside eyes designed to improve speed and performance. The North Sails brand is recognized worldwide for superior technology, design, and performance. North Sails have helped power more sailing teams to victory than any sailmaker in history. They have no plans on slowing down.


CH Marine

C.H. Marine provides a vast range of sailing and boating equipment for both the commercial and leisure market.  One of five CH Marine stores in Ireland, this store provides necessary equipment for many types of boat users. Life jackets, wetsuits, all-weather wear, ropes, nets, shackles and various boat fittings are among the goods for sale. The staff are well-trained and can offer worthwhile tips and advice.’




Mater Private Cork

Mater Private Cork is a JCI Accredited Hospital, the highest quality care standard in healthcare, with with free parking for patients and visitors and a restaurant for visitors on-site.